The $US1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot was just drawn – here are the winning numbers:
At least one jackpot-winning Mega Millions ticket was sold in South Carolina, local news outlets reported early Wednesday morning.
Eight Mega Millions tickets purchased in California matched five out of six numbers. Those tickets were sold in San Luis Obispo, Stockton, Rancho Cucamonga, San Diego, Chatsworth, Arcadia, Norwalk, and San Francisco, multiple local news outlets reported, citing state lottery officials.
The odds of winning the record-breaking $US1.6 billion jackpot were one in 302.5 million, or 0.00000033%. Five numbers between 1 to 70 were selected, in addition to one number between 1 to 25.
The lucky winner would have the option to cash out over $US904 million, or choose to be paid annually for 30 years (which increases by 5% each year).
If two or more people picked the winning numbers, they would have to split the earnings equally.
Tuesday’s drawing took place after no one selected the winning numbers from last week’s $US1 billion jackpot. Over 280 million tickets were sold for the drawing on Friday.
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